This email with the subject "Confidential" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:45:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr Ben Simon <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day my dear brother, please let this mail don't comes to you as surprise. I am Dr Ben Simon, a banker with the above mentioned bank in BOA bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West Africa, holding the post of bill and exchange manager bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West Africa. On Monday, 31 July, 2000, one Andreas Schranner, a Garman National, An Astute Business man of international repute, a contract with ecowas country, whose endeavours spans various areas of Business interest, (Real estate, contract and Farming .execution and gold operations) made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at $10,600,000.00 (Ten Million, Six Hundred thousand United States Dollars) for twelve calendar months in my Bank Branch. Upon Maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his company that Mr. Andreas Schranner was aboard the AF4590 plane crash, which crashed on Monday, 31 July 2000 into the Hotelissimo. Visit the web site for confirmation. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm After further investigation, all the official board directors of these bank them discovered that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin proved fruitless. On further investigation, it was discovered that Late Mr. Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of kin or relatives in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work here in our Bank. The total sum, $10,600,000.00 million united state dollars is still in my bank here today as I am writing this mail to you and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. In the conversation in all efforts to trace and locate his next of kin proved abortive. After In accordance with the country's banking laws and constitution guiding protocols banking institution stated that after the expiration of 10 (ten) years, if no body or person comes for the claim as the next of kin, such money will be revert to the Burkina Faso government treasury if nobody applies as the next of Kin to claim of the fund. Consequently, It is upon this respect, I seek to present you as a foreign partner to stand in as the next of kin to the late Mr. Andreas Schranner since no one will come up for the claim upon your acceptance of this proposal, I shall send to you by mail the BOA Bank "Next of Kin Payment Application Text Form" as well as detailed information on how this deal would be carried out. The money will be shared in the ratio: Sixty percent for me, thirty percent for you and ten percent for any arising contingencies during the Course of this transaction. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law, as I will use my position in the Bank's here to perfect this business transaction & secure Approvals and guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. Please be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required. If this interests you, I want to remind you of the confidentiality of this Transaction at hand whatever your decision is I await your urgent response. Your detailed reply should contain your telephone and fax numbers for easier communication. Please contact me with my: private Email address. firstname.lastname@example.org and private number +226 78 15 48 32 Thanks Dr Ben Simon